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Today in Phillies History for June 23rd

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

51 wins, 56 losses, and 1 ties (for a winning percentage of 47.2 percent)

It Happened on This Day in:

1929: Pitcher Phil Collins hits a grand slam in the second game of a double-header, but the Phils lose to Boston 7-5
1961: The Phils score 4 runs in the 8th inning and 6 runs in the 9th for a 12-11 come-from-behind victory over Pittsburgh.
1963: New York's Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th home run off the Phillies' Dallas Green =- and circles the bases running backwards. He is released a couple of days later.
1971: Rick Wise pitched a no hitter against the Reds and hit two homers. He is the only pitcher to accomplish both feats in a single game. He allowed one walk, to Dave Concepcion in the 6th. Pete Rose made the last out.
1973: Phillies Pitcher Ken Brett hit a home run in the fourth consecutive game in which he appeared. He beat Montreal 7-2, and finished with a career total of 10 home runs.
1986: The Phillies pound Chicago 19-1 with 20 hits, including a team-record 11 doubles. The previous record of 10 was set the season before.
2012: Jim Thome's 9th inning home run earned the Phillies a walk-off win over Tampa Bay. It was Thome's 13th walk-off homer, the most in major league history. The victory also marked Charlie Manuel's 900th career managerial victory.
2015: For the second night in a row, Maikel Franco drives in 5 runs in a win over New York at Yankee Stadium. He's the first Phillie to put up consecutive 5-RBI games since the stat became official in 1920.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1960: Traded Al Dark to Milwaukee for Joe Morgan
1978: Released Mike Anderson
1978: Signed minor-league free agent Julio Franco
1987: Signed free agent Doug Bair
2006: Claimed Rick White off waivers from the Reds

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